The fund is made available from the government through its funding body – Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for 16-19 year olds – to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education.
There are two types of 16-19 bursaries:
- Level 1 (for defined vulnerable groups)
This bursary makes available up to £1,200 per year. You are eligible for this bursary at least one of the following applicable: (a) you are living in care, or have recently left living in care; (b) you, the learner, are receiving income support in your name; (c) you, the learner, are disabled and receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance; (d) you, the learner, are disabled.
- Level 2 (discretionary bursary)
This bursary makes available approximately £100 per term, depending on the number of eligible students,
which institutions award to meet individual needs, for example help with the cost of transport, meals, books and equipment. You could receive this bursary if your annual household income is below £20,000, or you are in receipt of Free School Meals, or your household is in receipt of other income-based means tested benefits.
The Bursary Administrator is your first point of contact for any queries and should be notified of any absences. The following people are responsible for running the scheme at The Campion School:
Bursary Administrator: Mrs A Peters
Bursary Coordinator: Mr R Pearn
Bursary Appeals: Mr K Williams
The Bursary Coordinator will make the final payment decisions each half term. Your payment will only be authorised if (a) your attendance is at least 90% and your punctuality has been excellent, and (b) you have fulfilled all the conditions of your Agreement. Your Bursary may also be suspended due to non-completion of homework/coursework and this suspension will only be lifted when the subject teacher has confirmed in writing that the assignment in question has been completed/handed in.
Payment are made by cheque made payable to the student. If a decision is taken to stop a payment you will be notified as soon as possible by the Bursary Administrator. Where a decision is taken that you should not receive a payment, you have the right of appeal to Mr K Williams, Headmaster. Appeals should be made in writing and within two weeks of the decision date.
Evidence of attendance and punctuality will be taken from the registers at the start of each morning and afternoon session. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have been marked on the register correctly. Please make sure you have been seen in registration, particularly when there is an assembly.
If you arrive at school late you must sign in using the iD reader or at the Student Data Office, even if you have been to a medical appointment that you have informed us about. This is so that we have a record of who is in the building in the event of an emergency. If you have permission to sign out at 12.30 on certain days, please sign out using the iD reader or at the Student Data Office. If you are due to go on work experience/study leave, you must advise the Bursary Administrator beforehand. Likewise, if you are due to go on a trip/visit/sporting event with the school, you must advise the Bursary Administrator – do not assume that it will be known about. A list of definitions of absences, both acceptable and unacceptable, can be found here.
Throughout each week you will have a number of study periods. It is important that you use these periods appropriately – it may be deemed necessary to check that this is the case.
If you think you are eligible for a bursary, please complete the student application form and a Level 1 or 2 Bursary form and return them to the Bursary Administrator by 12th October 2018 at the latest. Proof of income will be required to support applications and should include a tax credit/Universal Credit award or two other forms of evidence, i.e.:
- Certified letter from the LA regarding Free School Meals
- Certified letter from the DWP
- P60 (additional evidence will also be required)
- Self-Employment Income evidence
- Other means tested certification
Please note that photocopies cannot be accepted.
Learners and their parents should understand that the available fund is limited. Any appeals against decisions should be made in writing to the Headmaster.
Any attempt to obtain the Bursary by deception (i.e. forging of signatures and/or deliberately providing misleading information) will be considered a severe breach of your Contract. In such a case, the School reserves the right to suspend your payments for the remainder of your stay in the Sixth Form.